Friday, September 30 Treasures at the Museum
Treasures at the Museum, by Deborra Richardson, chief archivist of the American History Museum, is a chapter book that introduces children to archives through the imaginative journey of the characters Robbie and Brittany. On Friday, come meet the author and have a copy of the book autographed. A terrific gift idea for children in grades K-4, this book is sure entice young readers to the preservation of history. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. American History Museum, Archives Center, 1st Floor West
Saturday, October 1 Did Columbus Discover America?
As Columbus Day approaches, learn more about the holiday by watching Columbus Day Legacy, a thought-provoking documentary that examines the complex issues of free speech, historical interpretation and American identity beneath the surface of this national holiday. Free. The film is screened 12:30 and 3:30 daily, except Wednesdays, during October. National Museum of American Indian, Rasmuson Theater
Sunday, October 2 Portrait Discovery
Experience the Portrait Gallery in a whole new way through a Portrait Discovery Kit. This family-friendly interactive activity involves seek-and-find cards, self-portrait pads, portrait detective guides and other materials. Upon receiving a kit, a museum educator will show you how to use the self-guided tour to learn about the subjects of the portraits and make the gallery come alive. Free. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Education Center, Room E151, 1st Floor, South. 1 to 4 p.m. National Portrait Gallery